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VLC

What is VLC?

VLC media player (also known as VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files. The default distribution of VLC includes a large number of free decoding and encoding libraries, avoiding the need for finding/calibrating proprietary plugins. Many of VLC's codecs are provided by the libavcodec library from the FFmpeg project, but it uses mainly its own muxer and demuxers and its own protocols.

About  (from VideoLAN Team)

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.videolan.org/vlc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vlc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VLC\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 25.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VLC

Program executable:vlc.exe
VLC media player
Path:C:\Program Files\vlc\vlc.exe
MD5:d66d888ee859f38d5a5073da157e5940
VLC media player (Activex Plugin) allows for playing VLC flash based media with Internet Explorer by utilizing and ActiveX extension.
Additional files:
  • axvlc.dll - VLC media player
  • libvlc.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • vlc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'VLCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VLC.OPENFolder' and the action verb 'Open.
Scheduled Task
  • vlc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{698EE047-1795-4B98-B24C-3CE258200C21}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\VideoLAN\VLC2\vlc.exe'.

How do I remove VLC?

Quickly and completely remove VLC from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VLC from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VLC, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VLC.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 22%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
COUNTRY POPULARITY
33.33%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 55.56%
Windows 7 44.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 55.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  UA 33.33%
  Russia 33.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 42.86%
GIGABYTE 14.29%
MSI 14.29%
Alienware 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Common models
ASUSTeK K72Jr 28.57%
HP 625 14.29%
Gigabyte EP45-DS3R 14.29%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 14.29%
Alienware M17xR3 14.29%
Acer Extensa 5620 14.29%

About VideoLAN Team

The VideoLAN project is a project, lead and composed by a team of volunteers, that believes in the power of open source when dealing with multimedia.
Publisher URL: www.videolan.org

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